Being a Claretian is a concrete way of being male, Christian, religious and apostle. Is to relive in community the spiritual and the fundamental concern of Claret to serve and build the Church with the ministry of the Word, proclaiming the kingdom of God. All life is thus configured for this charisma offered and shared in community (cf MCH 132).
The vocation to be part of the congregation is internal and personal call from God, received and discerned through the mediation of the Congregation is directed to a commitment to live as missionaries as a way of life in a ministerial or lay Claretian community. As a characteristic of our life we make a special dedication to the Heart of Mary, given by the father Founder which express and extends his spiritual experience. Our spirituality has become all the subsidiary and through Mary, the spirit makes us share in the missionary Son of the father. The presence of the Heart of Mary gives our ministry a stamp of humility, gentleness, tenderness and maternal love.
To be a missionary and start a process of Claretian vocational discernment, these basic qualities are required: • To be a baptized, confirmed, and practicing Roman Catholic at least 17 years of age. • Be in good physical and mental health. • Have felt an inclination to the missionary life. • Sufficient knowledge of the Church and the Congregation. • Provide the qualities required for this type of life without contraindications. • And be prepared to initiate a process of clarification and discernment with Claretian missionary formators.